5 Interesting Healthy Snack Options for Kids
We all know it can be a struggle to get the kids to eat healthy! Plus, when they’re at school they have access to all kinds of vending machines full of junk food. That’s why it’s important to teach children about quality food and get them eating healthy at a young age.
Typically when kids see broccoli or carrot sticks on their plate they think BOR-ING…but healthy food doesn’t have to be boring! Try out these fun and healthy snacks the children and you are sure to enjoy, plus they’re so easy to make, the kids can help too!
Strawberry Mice and Cheese
Ingredients: Strawberries, sliced almonds, string cheese, swiss cheese, whole wheat crackers
Take a slice of swiss cheese and cut into squares to fit atop of each cracker, remove the stem end of the strawberries and carve a small hole, slice off a small piece of the strawberry lengthwise so the strawberry can sit flat on its side, insert two almonds into the strawberry closest to the pointed side of the strawberry (these almonds are to look like the mouse ears!), make the tails by pulling a small piece of string cheese and sticking it to the back of the strawberry in the hole you carved. Place each strawberry mouse on each cheese cracker! Enjoy!
Ants on a Log
Ingredients: Celery, peanut butter, raisins
A classic recipe and always a favorite! Just spread the peanut butter in the indention of the celery piece and place raisins on top. Yummy!
Ingredients: Apples, peanut butter, raisins, nuts
Cut your apple into circular slices from the top of the apple down, spread one slice with peanut butter, add raisins and seeds/nuts of your choice, place another slice on top, voila! A delicious and healthy Sandwich!
Frozen Yogurt Fruit Bites
Ingredients: Vanilla Yogurt, Berry of your choice (My favorite is raspberry!)
Mix the vanilla yogurt and fruit together in a bowl, individually take each yogurt coated berry out and line them up on a pan, place the pan in the freezer about 6 hours or overnight, then enjoy!
Fresh Fruit Pops
Ingredients: Sliced fruit of your choice, coconut water
Super easy, place assorted sliced fruit into your popsicle molds and then fill each mold with coconut water on top of the fruit. Freeze overnight! Healthy popsicles ready for a hot summer day!
Quick. Easy. Healthy. Enjoy!